The whole kitchen smelled of spices: cardamom and cinnamon and star anise and coconuts and oranges, simmering in a pot. All of your kitchens must have carried a lingering loveliness in them, because what everyone brought to the table today was wonderful. There were Thunderous Pupil's pancakes with a cream cheese filling and strawberry sauce with a hint of cayenne pepper; Lucky Beggar's chocolate croissants with rosewater ice cream; Vulgar Killah's cheese scones and mini chicken pies; X-pert Criminal's conversational contribution, and well, Dynamic Madman's ( that would be me) coconut milk rice with pistachios. Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom. You know the food is good when there is a long moment of enjoyed silence.
Regarding the names, everyone was assigned a Wu Tang Clan name, generated by The Internet. Check what your own would be.
The Coconut Milk Rice recipe was a combination of Rebecca Crump' of Ezra Pound Cake and Cook to Love's gluten-free version which worked out quite well. It is a bit of a weird thing, sweetish rice. I've never been a fan. But then my friends in Paris took me to a tiny place for brunch once where it was part of the dish-up menu, and it was extremely tasty. Not too sweet, and unexpectedly not too strange for brunch.
|The Rice Pudding|
|Choc Croissants and Rosewater Ice Cream|
|Pancakes with cream cheese filling and strawberry sauce.|
For the brunch club's next meeting, it will have to be this Earl Grey, Apple and Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding.